"Edward Teller" was a Hungarian American/Hungarian-born American Theoretical physics/theoretical physicist who, although he claimed he did not care for the title, is known colloquially as "the father of the hydrogen bomb". He made numerous contributions to Nuclear physics/nuclear and molecular physics, spectroscopy (in particular, the Jahn–Teller effect/Jahn–Teller and Renner–Teller effect/Renner–Teller effects) and Surface science/surface physics. His extension of Enrico Fermi's theory of beta decay, in the form of the so-called Gamow–Teller transitions, provided an important stepping stone in its application, while the Jahn–Teller effect and the BET theory/Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET) theory have retained their original formulation and are still mainstays in physics and chemistry. Teller also made contributions to Thomas–Fermi model/Thomas–Fermi theory, the precursor of density functional theory, a standard modern tool in the Quantum mechanics/quantum mechanical treatment of complex molecules. In 1953, along with Nicholas Metropolis and Marshall Rosenbluth, Teller co-authored a paper which is a standard starting point for the applications of the Monte Carlo method to statistical mechanics.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous physicists! More Edward Teller on Wikipedia.